South Africa

Pretoria - Organised crimes such as carjacking, cash-in-transit heists and bank robberies have decreased, according to the 2011/2012 crime statistics released by Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa on Thursday.

Pretoria - The Department of Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries will launch the National Arbor Week in Galeshewe, Kimberly, on 1 September, Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi announced on Wednesday.

Pretoria - Government has welcomed the Constitutional Court's ruling on the appeal of the order made by the North Gauteng High Court on the implementation of e-tolling on the Gauteng highways.

Pretoria - Cabinet has expressed its condolences to the people of Ethiopia following the death of Prime Minister Meles Zenawi.

Pretoria - Cabinet has approved the draft treaty between South Africa and the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) for the development of the Grand Inga Project, says Cabinet spokesperson Jimmy Manyi.

Pretoria - The Presidency has confirmed that President Jacob Zuma has authorised the deployment of members of the South African National Defence Force (SANDF) to support the South African Police Service (SAPS) in the prevention and combating of crime as well as the maintenance of law and order in Marikana, in the North West province.

Pretoria - The Gauteng Department of Health has appointed five senior managers, as part of its on-going efforts to achieve a turnaround and stability.

Pretoria - Police Minister Nathi Mthethwa has called for more action and less talk in the fight against crime.

Pretoria - Cabinet has noted the submission of the Global Aids Response Progress Report 2012 to the United Nations (UN) General Assembly, and says that in future, all progress reports should reflect on South Africa's contribution to and investment in the area of HIV/Aids research.

Pretoria - The Departments of Water Affairs and Co-operative Governance and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) will set up a task team that will work towards improving water delivery at municipal level.

Pretoria - Cabinet on Wednesday announced that it has approved the Women Empowerment and Gender Equality Draft Bill for publication in the Government Gazette for public comment.

Pretoria - The National Council for Gender-based Violence, which will lead and monitor the implementation of a 365 Days Plan of Action against gender-based violence for Children and People with Disabilities, will be launched on Saturday.

Pretoria - Police have been commended for their collaborative efforts with stakeholders and their intelligence gathering which have contributed to the decrease in some crime categories.

Pretoria - Over three million people have shown confidence in Gauteng's primary health care (PHC) facilities by making use of clinics as the first port of call, says Provincial Department of Health MEC, Hope Papo.

Pretoria - South Africa is looking for a resolution to counter the impact of the decision by United Kingdom retailers to import wine from South Africa in bulk and bottle it in the UK.


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